Fleetwood Town goalkeeper Alex Cairns is ready to keep on going after reaching a milestone for his club.
The ‘keeper made his 200th appearance for Fleetwood on Tuesday night in his side’s game against Sheffield Wednesday which they lost 1-0.
Despite his impressive milestone, Cairns said it was an occasion that had sneaked up on him.
He told The Gazette, “I want to get as many games under my belt as I can do.
“Of course, I would have liked to have got their a lot sooner.
“Other circumstances have led to that but it’s a proud achievement for me and my family. Hopefully there are many more.
“I wasn’t sure it was my 200th game until someone messaged me and said it was.”
The 28-year-old admitted that finding out he had reached this milestone led him to take a trip down memory lane.
The keeper said, “I started looking back, and I’ve got loads and loads of brilliant memories at Fleetwood.
“There are a number of games that stand out. There was Bradford City away, I kept a clean sheet there.
“We played Millwall at home in my first season and I felt like I’d done really well.
“Then there were the two play-off campaigns, which were contrasting play-off years but, for me, there’s been loads of learning in both of them.”
Cairns who has been first-choice goalkeeper for most of his time since joining the Cod Army in 2016 is ready to keep going and reach the next milestone.
He said, “Throughout my two hundred games, I probably feel the best I’ve been and that comes from experience.”
Alex Cairns will be pleased to have reached two hundred appearances for his club and it’s certainly an impressive achievement.
He will play an important role for his side this season as an experienced head in the dressing room who can help out some of the younger players in Fleetwood’s squad.
Fleetwood’s start to the season hasn’t been what they would’ve wanted with the side yet to win a game but this milestone will only give Cairns more motivation to push on with his team.